Linda R. Williams

RTAC President 2022-2023
President Williams

The Retired Teachers Association of Chicago (RTAC) has protected our pensions and fought for the interests of retired Chicago Public School educators since 1926.  The vision for RTAC started with Dr. James E. Armstrong, the first RTAC President, and ten teachers who took legal action against the Chicago Public Schools for terminating seventy teachers because they had reached the age of 70 or older.  The State of Illinois’ Supreme Court found that the termination of the seventy teachers was illegal.  The Chicago Board of Education had to rehire the teachers who were unlawfully dismissed.

RTAC continues to follow the vision of our Founders by sponsoring the following legislative agenda and encourages lawmakers in Springfield, Illinois to support and vote YES for legislation which:


Remember our pensions are not a gift.  They are earned benefits paid for with a lifetime of contributions and services provided to CPS students.  Protecting your pension is your most important financial priority.  Become a member of RTAC now!  Let’s continue to make our Founders’ vision a reality.

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